French Honor Society
La Société Honoraire de Français
You are considered eligible for selection to the French National Honor Society when you meet the following criteria:
- You are currently enrolled in Honors French III or higher
- You have maintained an A- or higher in all of your high school French classes
- You have maintained a B- or high in all of your other classes
Please keep the following requirements in mind if you plan on applying and get accepted into FHS:
- Your continued study of French IS REQUIRED EVERY YEAR until you graduate. YOU MUST BE ENROLLED IN YOUR NEXT LEVEL OF FRENCH CLASS EVERY SINGLE YEAR. *Do not apply if you DO NOT plan to continue your French studies next year and the rest of your high school years until you graduate from Faith Lutheran High School.
- An initial membership fee of $20.00 which covers membership, certificates, etc.
- Regular participation in the French Honor Society. You will earn service points to stay in the Society as well as to wear the FHS cords at graduation.
In addition to meeting the requirements listed above, the Honor Society is looking for students of good character who show an interest in learning and promoting the French language and culture.
Your application cover letter (this form) and your questions (following 2 pages) must be submitted to Miss Greene (room #214)
Constitution and Bylaws
Article I: Name
Our Société Honoraire de Français chapter, Celui qui sait deux langues en vaut deux, is sponsored by AATF, American Association of Teachers of French.
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of the French Honor Society is to recognize high achievement in French at our high school and to promote continuity of interest in French culture and studies.
Article III: Requirements for Membership
a. Candidates are currently enrolled in Honors French III or higher
b. Candidates have maintained an A- or higher in all of your high school French classes
c. Candidates have maintained a B- or high in all of your other classes
d. Candidates must show exemplary character.
e. Candidates must show dedication to service and leadership activities and also must
show interest either as an individual and/or group in the advancement of the French
Article IV: Officers
Nominees for the Society’s Executive Committee will be taken in the spring semester, during the month of March. The Society’s members will vote on the nominees in April. By a majority of votes, the newly elected Executive officers will serve for a year.
Co-Presidents:Organize and preside over all meetings, schedule the annual French Honor Society activities and promote French Club with their quarterly activities. One of the presidents must always be present at the French Club meetings.
Vice-President:Assist the Presidents and act as the public relations person for the Society. He/She will inform members of upcoming events and meetings through email and flyers.
Secretary:Keep all minutes of meetings.
Treasurer:Assist with dues, fees and product ordering.
Article V: Initiation Ceremony
The initiation or induction ceremony will be held once a year. It will be organized and conducted by the Executive officers with the assistance of all other members.
Article VI: Cost of Membership
The dues for membership will be $20. These funds will be allocated for the Society’s expenses including the Induction Ceremony.
Article VII: Meetings
The regular meetings will be decided upon at the beginning of each semester since members’ schedules may change. Attendance is required. At our meetings, we will discuss upcoming events, service opportunities and school activities related to the promotion of second language learning.
Article VIII: Service Contract
As a member of the Society, you are required to participate in 85 hours of service for each year that you are a member of the Society. These hours are detailed in the attached contract.
Article IX: Rules of Conduct
The Society is an honorary organization that upholds impeccable character and leadership skills. If at any time a student’s academic record, character, and/or leadership is in question, the Society will adhere to the following dismissal procedures:
- A student who falls below the standard which was the basis for his/her selection will be promptly warned in writing by the chapter advisor. He/she will have one month to correct the deficiency.
- If the deficiency is not corrected within one month, the case will be presented to the faculty council.
- In all cases of impending dismissal, a member will have the right to a hearing before the faculty council. The student will be notified in writing by the faculty advisor. The memo will appraise the student of the impending dismissal and the student’s right to a hearing.
- The faculty council may dismiss a member by majority vote.
- If a member is dismissed, he/she will be notified in writing by the faculty advisor and the principal.
As a member of the French National Honor Society, it is my duty to serve my school and my community as a positive role model, as well as to continuously demonstrate a passion for learning about other languages and cultures. As a society member, I understand that it is my responsibility to achieve a minimum of 85 service points each year that I am a Society member. If I successfully complete this obligation, I will wear my honors cords with pride at the FLHS Graduation Ceremony.
The list below explains how you can work towards the 85 service points required for the French National Honor Society. Points CANNOT be transferred from year to year. All hours must be completed during the academic school year. No summer hours or vacation hours accepted.
- Club Officer(20 points) A club officer is responsible for organizing all group meetings, sending out emails and meeting reminders, and heading the induction ceremony. Officers are required to attend all meetings unless approved by one of the club advisors. These points are given at the end of the school year, provided the student(s) have met the above requirements.
- Project Leaders(15 points)As a project leader, you are responsible for organizing and promoting one of various activities such as authentic restaurant night, stocking stuffer competition, French Week (the first week in November) Celebrations/Décor/Education, assisting another organization with an activity, French food tastings, French holiday events, etc. There must be 2 project leaders per project.
- Event Participation(10 points each)You will receive service points for attending any of the Honor Society’s or French Club’s events. You will also receive these service points for participating in the Induction Ceremony.
- Club Meetings (5 points each)Club meetings will be held once a month unless there is an upcoming month that requires us to meet more.
- Tutoring(10 points per 30 minute tutoring session)You will be assigned to tutor a French student before or after school. We also have Quizlet monitoring sessions during advisory, after school and on Tuesday mornings.
- French Club Recruitment(5 points per student recruited)If you know someone who is interested in French Club or a French Club activity, have that student email me for information. Once that student participates in one French Club activity, 5 points will be added to your service hours for recruitment.
- Other Volunteer Opportunities (1 point per hour of volunteer work) Occasionally groups will ask for assistance from Honor Societies. Although these may not include a French language or culture experience, we are certainly willing to assist others in our community. Please provide Miss Greene with the name and phone number of the person leading the volunteer service so your time there can be counted. Only 20 hours (of the total 85 per year) can be used for this category.
Our academic records indicate that you are presently eligible to join the La Société Honoraire de Français or French National Honor Society for high school students. Students are invited to join the Society on a probationary basis. Membership is granted only to those students who continue to demonstrate exemplary achievement in French and display commitment and dedication to Society. This includes but is not limited to consistent attendance at meetings. To become a member of the French National Honor Society, please read the requirements for induction and maintaining membership that are listed below and follow the guidelines to ensure probationary membership status.
- Maintain a minimum average of 3.7 GPA (A-, 90% or above) in previous and current French course.
- Maintain a minimum of a 2.7 overall GPA (B-, 80 or above) verified by the Registrar’s Office.
- Continued study of French until graduation *Do not apply if you DO NOT plan to continue your French studies next year.
- Fulfillment of 85 service points each year.
- A membership fee of $20.00 which covers membership, certificates, induction ceremony, etc.
- Regular participation in the French Honor Society.
- Three unexcused absences at meetings result in dismissal and illegibility for Induction.
- Attendance at the World Languages Honor Societies Induction Ceremony TBA.
- Appropriate behavior at all events and follow all Faith Lutheran school rules
*It is imperative that you check your Faith Lutheran email accounts as they will be the primary method of communication for events and meeting reminders.
Please keep this page for your records. Sign and print your name on the next page and return only the next page to me in a labeled envelope along with the $20.00 non-refundable membership fee (cash or check). Checks should be made payable to Faith Lutheran.